I came real close to buying the Stand-Aer. The thing is much larger in person compared to the pictures. It's small enough to fit through gates, but moves fast enough to do 1/2 acres. The only couple downfalls is 1) the price....$6700 and 2) it's a new product. I searched, but never found anyone who owned one. If I was doing 100+ aerations, like some people, I might have put more consideration buying one.
yeah I called classen for a price, might be a little more than I want to spend since I already own two classen split drives. It would be nice to stand though, this year between the spring and fall I did around 200-250 aerations.
Turfco manufactures two versions of the TurnAer, an 18" and 25". The Turnaer is a steerable aerator. Because it is steerable we were able to design an optional sulky, the Chariot, so the operator can ride instead of walk. It will pull a 250+ pound person up a hill.
Total cost for TA26 and Chariot is $3,690 plus freight (about $200).
You can contact us at 1-800-679-8201.
I have a buddy who owns one. He likes it alright, but it does have a couple of downfalls.
- It's a pretty heavy machine.
- It can be a real pain when the ground is real wet.
- It doesn't do very well on slopes
- It can really tear up some turf when you have to turn or back up (especially when wet).
- What would you do if you got stuck, say, at the bottom of a slope against a fence when the ground is really wet. That would be a nightmare to get out of there.
I think it does have its place but I would personally consider the sulky w/ a walk-behind, or just get a small tractor with a pull-behind.